Ballston-Virginia Square Patch Highlights Alfonso and Patrick's Work to Restore Critical Safety-Net Funding

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Hope, Lopez: Proposed cuts to free clinics, other health care

services could cost Virginia more in the long-term.

 Ballston-Virginia Square Patch

By Jason Spencer



"Del. Alfonso Lopez, D-Arlington, called the safety net cuts “short-sighted.”

“This is a short-term economic fix, but a huge long-term economic problem,” Lopez said. “Instead of addressing (medical) problems in the short term, people will have to go to the emergency room… and it will cost considerably more for the community and the state than if you were able to invest in preventative care.”

Lopez is working with Del. Rick Morris, a Carrollton Republican, to restore the cuts."

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